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Nobody knew what to expect when they showed up in August, but they all knew they were making history when they stepped on the court Monday, Sept. 12, at Fox Lane High School.
It was a thrilling game, but not a happy ending for John Jay and new head coach Joe Candarelli as the Wolves battled into overtime against Yorktown in the season opener.
It was an early start to the season with Labor Day still approaching as the Fox Lane boys varsity soccer team hosted Mahopac in the season opener on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Fox Lane football coach Andrew Giuliano decided to take on a “week zero” challenge to help get his team ready for the important games to follow.
Last year was a great season for the John Jay field hockey program as the Wolves advanced to the Section 1 championship game and finished with a 14-3-3 overall record.
For the first time in 20 years there will be a new head coach on the sidelines for the John Jay varsity football team, but he’s not a new face. The team knows him and he knows them after serving six years as an assistant coach with the program under head coach Jimmy Clark.
Last year Andrew Giuliano took to the field for his first season at the helm with the Fox Lane varsity football team and guided the Foxes to a 5-4 record.
On Saturday July 2, spirits were high as the Katonah Swim and Dive Team began their season with a win against Ossining at the Joseph Caputo Community Center. The meet marked a return to in-person competition after no season in 2020 and a virtual season in 2021.
The Lewisboro Lightning fell to the Pleasantville Panthers 10-7 in Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League 12-and-under Division 4 action at Lewisboro Town Park on June 27.
John Jay’s Sloan Wasserman, a rising freshman, competed at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, over the weekend of June 18.
In boys lacrosse, the John Jay Wolves had a turnaround season under first-year coach Mike Bocklet. They finished 12-6 and captured a league title while also posting a big upset over eventual section champion Rye during the regular season. John Jay’s season ended in a 10-9 overtime loss to ri…
To be selected to the Diamond Nine team for Section 1 softball, a senior has to make an impact on and off the field. For Fox Lane’s Katie Cristiano, who graduated on June 21, her strong senior softball season, combined with her extracurricular efforts and excelling in the classroom, resulted…
John Jay honored the following recent graduates at a college commitment ceremony at Contest Field on June 15: Kieran Brown, Ithaca College (swimming); Julia Cassone, Lehigh University (swimming); Angela Cioffi, Ithaca College (soccer); Lauren DeLucia, Holy Cross College (diving); Zoe Eliades…
Fox Lane’s baseball team had three players named all-section. They were senior shortstop/pitcher Michael Lombardi; senior outfielder Logan Matson; and junior second baseman/shortstop/pitcher Matt Antolino. Lombardi, who is committed to Tulane University, was also named to the Diamond Nine team.
It was quite the way to cap off an incredible season for the John Jay girls lacrosse team. Senior Caroline Panzirer was selected as an All-American while junior Mia Puccio was named an Academic All-American.
Fox Lane freshman Faith Petrino continued to impress her coach Ken Kaplan, along with the rest of the section and state, when she tied for 18th at the New York State Girls Golf Championships on June 5 and 6 at McGregor Links Country Club in Wilton.
John Jay appeared to be firmly in control with a five-goal lead late in the first half against Section 2’s Queensbury in a Class B regional final June 4 at Hendrick Hudson High School.
Fox Lane senior Corinne Wierzchowski already had her ticket punched for the state meet after securing the super standard in the high jump earlier in the season. All she had to do was show up and compete at the Division 1 state qualifying meet, which took place June 3 at Arlington High School…
Shannon Nolan called her connection with her teammates “telepathic.” With most of the Wolves playing together since the fourth grade, the bond that John Jay’s girls lacrosse team has built on and off the field is undeniable.
Each week presents a new challenge for Fox Lane pentathletes Corinne Wierzchowski and Jack Travis, and each week they seem to turn in another impressive championship performance.
Fox Lane/Byram Hills girls golf coach Ken Kaplan can’t help but rave about the composure Faith Petrino, a freshman at Fox Lane, shows on the golf course.
With a three-goal lead in the third quarter, John Jay was in control against rival Yorktown in the Section 1 Class B semifinals as the Wolves were looking to send the Huskers home before the finals for the first time in over four decades. The last time Yorktown didn’t reach the section champ…
It was a season to remember for Fox Lane’s girls lacrosse team as the Foxes had an impressive 14-2 regular season to earn the top seed in the Class A sectionals under new head coach Jaime Williams.
It was a brutal two days of weather for the Westchester County track and field championship meet last Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21. The first day held at Horace Greeley High was a cold and windy day with a downpour. The second day at John Jay was hot and sunny with 90-degree temperatures.
It was about as close to perfect as you can get on a lacrosse field.
It was a hot and humid day, but John Jay junior Dean DiGuglielmo was trying to warm up.
John Jay coach Steve DelMoro knows his players realize that the Wolves’ final record doesn’t tell the full story regarding the growth and development they achieved as a team this season.
Sixth-seeded Fox Lane saw its season come to a close in the Section 1 Class AA quarterfinals in an 11-1 loss to host and third-seeded Roy C. Ketcham on Wednesday, May 18.
By now, the Fox Lane teammates of sophomore Tyler Renz aren’t too surprised when he takes the mound and delivers another strong performance.
Fox Lane coach Craig Henley is well aware that his headliners are senior Will Shepherd and junior Jack Cicchelli. But the Foxes’ success in sectionals just might hinge on getting production from their role players.
It wasn’t an ideal ending to the regular season for John Jay’s softball team as the Wolves lost their final three out of four games to finish with a 9-11 record.
Fox Lane and John Jay competed in the Glenn D. Loucks Games at White Plains High School, which took place from May 12 to 14, and came home with some impressive results in an event featuring 3,500 athletes in attendance.
John Jay girls lacrosse coach Jess McDonough knew it was going to be a tough week for the Wolves with four big games in a row against quality opponents to wrap up the regular season. Especially when three of the games were on the road, and there was a game Friday, May 6, in the rain after a …
With the playoffs starting this weekend, Fox Lane had a very busy week with mixed results as the Foxes won the first three games but dropped the final three.
Trailing visiting New Rochelle by four runs heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, Fox Lane rallied to pull off a 13-12 comeback walk-off win on May 9.
Everyone had a common opponent on the tennis courts on May 9, at John Jay, as the Wolves hosted rival Fox Lane, and every player had to deal with a steady brisk wind.
It is a massive event as thousands of track and field athletes descend on the Somers High School track for the annual Joe Wynne Somers Lions Club Invitational
Fox Lane seniors Emma Greene and Eugenia Kaltsas grew up playing lacrosse together and the “dynamic duo” was able to reach the 100-goal milestone just one game apart from each other.
Katie Cristiano, Fox Lane’s senior catcher, remembers it clearly. Fox Lane lost to John Jay in a one-run game last season, and the Foxes were looking for redemption against one of their rivals when the calendar turned to 2022.
Following a six-goal loss to rival Yorktown, John Jay’s boys lacrosse team knew there were some areas of the game the Wolves needed to clean up. Unforced turnovers plagued John Jay in the loss and the Wolves struggled to finish during a scoreless second half.
Fox Lane’s baseball squad continued its winning ways by netting three victories in four games in the last week as the Foxes have won eight of their last nine.
The John Jay baseball team posted a 2-1 week as its record sits at 10-5 with five games remaining in the regular season.
Fox Lane’s offense exploded for 24 runs in a home-and-home sweep of league opponent Scarsdale last week.
John Jay’s bats were dormant against rival Somers in the early innings as the Wolves fell behind by four runs.
John Jay’s boys lacrosse team knew it had an important stretch of three games upcoming against teams perennially in the hunt for a section title.
John Jay eighth grader Sloan Wasserman won three events at a tri-meet with Somers and host Brewster on April 19.
The clock was winding down and Fox Lane’s Will Shepherd was ready to make a big play.
Early in the second half against Scarsdale, Mia Puccio caught a long outlet pass at midfield, sprinted 40-plus yards and found Annabel Brennan for a goal. The whole sequence took just 12 seconds and was a prime example of just how athletic and explosive John Jay’s girls lacrosse team is.
It wasn’t exactly a spring break for John Jay’s baseball team as the Wolves played five games from April 13 to 19, winning three while dropping two as their record sits at 6-4.